The Great Dream Machine Sweepstakes is Back!

New Prize Amount!!!

You could win $10,000 and up to an additional $100,000 playing the Lucky Envelope Game!

$10,000 will be given away on September 9th by The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties to one lucky winner!  Then on September 30th that winner will be able to play the Lucky Envelope game with the chance to walk away with an additional $100,000!

Visit now to make a donation to The Arc and to be entered* for your chance to win!

Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for ongoing information about early bird drawings! Not only can you know your donations go towards a good cause, but you have the chance to win extra goodies by donating early and often. 


*NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Purchasing or donating does not improve your chances of winning. You have equal chance to win without purchase by entering by mail. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. and D.C. excluding NY, age 18 or older. Void outside the US, in NY and wherever prohibited by law. Starts 04/01/15 and ends 09/04/15. For Official Rules, details on making a donation and details on how to enter without making a purchase, visit Odds of winning based on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties, 1222 East State St., Rockford, IL 61104. 

Vanessa Luongo was our Lucky Great Dream Machine Sweepstakes Winner for September 17, 2014.  Robert Gray was the Lucky Summer Dreaming Winner.

Alpine Rockford Aktion Club - Ten Year Anniversary

Aktion Club is celebrating ten years of community service with a buffet style dinner at the Hoffman House August 28th. Click here for more information.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education Initiative
The Arc is rolling out FASD education initiative 
April 1st during Alcohol Awareness Month.
Please click here for more information.
Thank you to those who attended and to those who provided their chocolate creations for Rockford's Sweetest Night of the Year!

The Arc is truly grateful to the community for its support. 

Stay Tuned for Details on
9th Annual Chocoholic Frolic in 2016!



In preparing to leave high school, students will have many decisions to make including: What kinds of work do they want to do?  What additional education or training will be required?  Where do they want to live?  What will be required to live independently?  What transportation options do they have access to? 

Although families are encouraged to begin thinking about transition planning while children are young, formal transition planning for students with disabilities should begin by age 14.

Many parents and children find the idea of transitioning daunting and do not know where to begin.  Some parents have not yet thought about their child’s path after high school. Intersect For Ability of Northern Illinois has developed a Transition Resource Guide and Video to aid families and students in preparation for a rewarding life after high school. 

The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties is pleased to be a part of this project and encourages you to view and download this Transition Resource Guide and Video if you or a loved one are beginning the transition process.


   1222 E. State St.
   Rockford, IL 61104
   T 815-965-3455
   F 815-965-3673
The Arc is a 501(c)(3), not for profit organization. 
All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 
The Arc is a member of The Arc of Illinois and Arc of the United States.